Phillies: Building the team through baseball cards

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Players the Phillies could do without

With the previous two categories of baseball cards off to the side, here are the other members of my new collection: players who have never been a Phillie but who they could do without.

Feel free to disagree here, you can always add a comment if there’s a player from this list who you believe the Phillies could use (*note: cards resemble 2019 team, but current team listed below):

–        Dustin Fowler (OF, Oakland Athletics minor league)

–        Nicky Delmonico (OF/1B, Chicago White Sox)

–        Jace Fry (P, White Sox)

–        Austin Romine (C/1B, Detroit Tigers)

–        “(Yadier) Molina and Marcell (Ozuna) Celebrate” (2019 teammates, St. Louis Cardinals)

–        Matt Moore (P, SoftBank Hawks (Japan))

–        “Brilliant Base Stealers” Ty Cobb and Rickey Henderson (former major leaguers)

–        “Franchise Feats” Nolan Ryan (former major leaguer)

–        Cam Gallagher (C, Kansas City Royals)

–        Chris Martin (P, Atlanta Braves)

–        Pablo Reyes (OF/2B, Pittsburgh Pirates minor league)

–        Mallex Smith (OF, Seattle Mariners)

–        Aaron Sanchez (P, free agent)

–        Magneuris Sierra (OF, Miami Marlins)

–        Andrew Chafin (P, Arizona Diamondbacks)

–        Josh Reddick (OF, Houston Astros)

–        Félix Hernández (P, Braves)

–        Alex Verdugo (OF, Boston Red Sox)

–        Dexter Fowler (OF, Cardinals)

–        Billy McKinney (OF/1B, Toronto Blue Jays)

While the exact date for the return of baseball is uncertain, fans will always have baseball cards.

The excitement and anticipation of sorting through the deck to see who there is and how many of your team’s players can be found.

What are your favorite baseball cards that you’ve found?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media! I still think my Bryce Harper All-Star card is a prime find!